Wild Nights

Saturday, January 23, 2016

"Oooh Weeee, A Wild Night, Is Calling" - Wild Night by Van Morrison 

Can't help but "wild" out by adding a touch of leopard to my winter night outfit. I am, and have always been OBSESSED with leopard print! I love it so much that I even branded a leopard print trail tattoo from the nape of my neck, sashaying  vertically down 6 inches of my back...It's often annoyingly mistaken for islands grrrrr, but once I explain to people I'm Middle-Eastern and my people adore the cat print, they finally get the idea ;-) Leopard print works with just about anything, and gives off a bit of glam to an ensemble: from dresses, shorts, skinny jeans, leggings, and colors that are muted or even super bright! If you're an avid follower of my style you know by now that I wear a lot of black, so I like to add some flair by pairing it with a bold, and "wild" print. Leopard has been all over 2016's FW runway in all kinds of attire. However, there are some women who are skeptical about embodying a full on rain-forest jungle cat into their coats or dresses. There's even the fact that if the material of the leopard print is too thin, or how the leopard outfit is put together can come off "cheap". I can completely understand sometimes too much leopard is not for everyone in the way are portrayed by runway models. 50 Cent said it best, "All you need is a little bit, not a lot baby girl just a little bit". You can invest leopard in accessories such as leopard heels, which can finish off a black and white ensemble, or a leopard clutch to give your outfit a bit of pop, or in my case, a leopard scarf to keep you stylishly warm! If you don't have a supermodel's spending allowance, don't fret! Your touch of leopard can be done without "wildin out" on your wallet. As long as you your leopard pieces to a minimal by investing in small accessories as mentioned above from places such as Zara, H&M, & Nordstrom Rack, you should be purrrrr-fect ;-)

FW Runway 2016: Dolce & Gabbana | Wagner Kallieno | Blumarine | Saint Laurent
FW Runway 2016: Dennis Basso | Dries Van Noten | Givenchy
Navy Duster: Forever 21
T-Shirt: T by Alexander Wang
Distressed Jeans: Siwy Hannah Cropped Jeans
Leopard Scarf: Tolani
Knit Beanie: H&M
Over The Knee Boots: Report Signature Faifax2 Cognac
Lion-head & Open Rhinestone Rings: H&M
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Diamond Stud Earrings: Tiffany's

Photography by: Sean Marchetti

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